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Sunderland building firm wins hat-trick of training awards

Brian Appleby centre manager at Carillion Training, Deptford Terrace, Sunderland presents a training award to John Walker health & safety manager Sunter Ltd., on Wednesday,

Brian Appleby centre manager at Carillion Training, Deptford Terrace, Sunderland presents a training award to John Walker health & safety manager Sunter Ltd., on Wednesday,

A CITY company has once again been hailed for the work it does to nurture young people on their way up the career ladder.

Plumbing, heating and building firm Sunter Ltd took the training award from Carillion Training for the third year in a row.

The honour was given out as part of National Apprenticeship Week, which aims to promote the idea of apprentices.

John Walker, who is health and safety manager at Sunter, accepted the award from Carillion’s Brian Appleby.

Sunter has taken on about 10 of Carillion’s apprentices over the past year.

“We have a set of fixed values and Sunter regularly meet them,” said Mr Appleby.

“They provide great opportunities, they look after the lads and they are excellent on health and safety, too.

“Together, we are training the workforce of the future.”

Mr Appleby added: “There is a big push at the minute for apprentices.

“There’s a need for more affordable housing but we need the bricklayers, the joiners etc to make that happen and this will help with youth employment.”

 

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